PASS THE LIGHT
“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”
-1 Corinthians 15:19-
Do you know that a light shines brighter when it is shared? Take for instance, if you are in a big hall, with about 100 people in attendance and there is a power outage. If you have only one lighted candle stick, it would amount to nothing, compared to when 50 or all 100 of the people have their own lighted candle stick. The one with the lighted candle stick can share that light to the 99 others, and that is how powerful light is. As Christians, we are light to other believers, as well as those outside the Faith. If you are the only Christian among many brethren; your light may seem dim; but when it is shared, mighty things happen!
Your salvation, even though personal, should not be kept under a bushel. Your being the light is not just so that you are light to yourself or your family; this light is not just extended to a few friends, but should be to the entire world. I have discovered that the major reason people fail to evangelise to others is that they are not sure of their salvation themselves.
If you are sure, you won’t hesitate to lead someone else to the good path you have found. Some ministers even feel so reluctant to preach to their family members, especially extended. Some others have even removed altar call from the usual service schedule. Remember, your salvation is a call to a partnership with God in reconciling others back to Him. Isn’t that amazing! You have an honourable responsibility to help spread the glorious gospel of salvation.
Christianity is better enjoyed when you have other faithful followers. I have once imagined that if we were to be on a queue, with our converts behind us and theirs behind them, how many people will be queued behind me? That should be a motivation for you to bring in souls, so you don’t stand alone on the queue.
Your life is much sweeter, when you impact others, especially with the gospel of salvation. So, don’t sit there comfortable with your own salvation, press towards the high calling for the salvation of others.
The grace to be a doer of God’s Word only comes from Him. If, peradventure, you, the reader, is not born again and you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, then say this prayer in faith: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: A Living Witness, Nurturing the Incorruptible Seed, Singles with a Difference and Growing in Grace.
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